Global Warming and Climate Change News

They could have been saved by global warming
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 11:11 PM

A reminder that global warming could actually save lives, since cold is deadlier than warmth: [News Source]

Editorial: Climate data chills global-warming alarmism
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 7:27 PM

The Earth's temperature hasn't increased significantly in about 15 years, which wouldn't be big news except global warming extremists had predicted temperatures would soar during that time because of manmade greenhouse-gas emissions.That forecast would be just another failed... [News Source]

Money $marts: The global warming energy follies
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 10:14 AM

Global warming, also known as climate change, is the theory that the earth is warming rapidly (in relative historical terms) due to the growing concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases emanating from mankind’s burning of fossil fuels — coal and oil in particular — for energy. [News Source]

Japan losing hope for its pricey ‘dream reactor.’
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 9:00 AM

Japan’s long and expensive pursuit of a super-efficient nuclear reactor — a model once touted as the key to its energy future — now teeters on the brink of failure amid new government concerns about its runaway costs. [News Source]

Learn from climate history: Epidemiologist.
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 9:00 AM

The decline of the Mayan empire; the Black Death and the Great Famine in medieval Europe and the collapse of the Ming Dynasty; what's the link? Professor Tony McMichael says it's climate change. He argues that civilisation is threatened by reduced food production, more disease, wars and displacement. [News Source]

UN pitches Rio+20 talks as a departure from climate politics.
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 9:00 AM

This summer's sustainable development conference in Brazil, known as Rio+20, is emerging as an overt attempt by UN officials to shift away from the divisive politics of climate change to a broader debate on the green economy and how to bring it to developing nations. [News Source]

China defends Arctic research missions.
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 9:00 AM

Chinese officials and analysts have categorically dismissed a Japanese media report which said the country is "casting menacing eyes on" the Arctic. As a major country in the Northern Hemisphere, China is greatly influenced by climate and environmental changes in the North Pole, they stressed. [News Source]

In Colorado classrooms, climate change skepticism rising like ocean levels.
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 9:00 AM

Climate change skepticism is creeping into classrooms even as advocacy groups try to broaden their reach using new-school X Games athletes to spread the message to high schools students. [News Source]

Global warming caused mostly by humans.
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 9:00 AM

A new NASA study tries to lay to rest the skepticism about climate change, especially vocal this year on the GOP presidential campaign trail. [News Source]

One in six homes at greater risk of flooding because of latest cuts.
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 9:00 AM

The Public Accounts Committee estimate that already five million homes are in danger of flooding at a cost of £1.1 billion a year. But despite the need to build new barriers and help households prepare for the worst, the Department for the Environment (Defra) are cutting funds for flood defence. [News Source]

Pace of warming quicker than thought, experts say.
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 9:00 AM

An analysis of 62 years of Environment Canada weather data by the University of Victoria's Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium has found that B.C.'s temperature has been warming by about 0.25 C per decade. [News Source]